Many patients suffer from dental anxiety, and children are no exception. Our team at Kids Connection works hard to create a comforting and caring environment, but even with the friendliest staff and biggest smiles – kids can still feel some fear. We are proud to offer pediatric sedation dentistry in Phoenix, AZ.
Keeping Your Child Comfortable
As a parent, your priority is to keep your child safe and comfortable. Our goal as their dentist is to provide the best dental care while also helping them relax. We have a couple of options that may help take the edge off during their next appointment.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
We highly encourage parents and children who feel they need help to cut through their dental anxiety to opt for laughing gas. This is the most gentle option and allows kids to relax without side effects.
Your child will simply inhale the nitrous oxide (laughing gas) through a comfortable mask that will quickly spread through their bloodstream. This gas introduces feelings of euphoria and happiness, reduces anxiety, and also helps eliminate pain when paired with local anesthesia. Here’s a quick look at the perks of laughing gas:
- Yummy Smells. Laughing gas comes in different scents, so your child can choose the one they like the most which makes it fun for them.
- No Needles or Pills. Unlike IV sedation or oral sedation, laughing gas is simple and pain-free!
- Back-to-Normal. Once treatment has been completed, the laughing gas effect wears off in about 5 minutes, which means they can get back to school or back to playing.
For patients who have complicated or extensive procedures or complex cases with kids who are abnormally anxious or have special needs, we also provide general anesthesia. Because this option requires a ventilator for your child to breathe, this is the last resort and the dentist will discuss this at length with you before approving it as a pediatric sedation alternative.
Caring Pediatric Dental Care in Phoenix
At Kids Connection, our priority is to give all children a safe, relaxing, and fun dental visit! We know that many kids experience dental anxiety, and that is why we are here to help them feel cared for – either through relaxation methods, a fun office environment, or with sedation. Schedule an appointment today for comfortable, caring pediatric sedation dentistry in Phoenix.